- Editor's Rating
- Once it's up and running, Wave is easy to use
- Setup can be confusing
Overall, despite a clunky setup process, the app works as advertised and you really should give Wave Connections a try, whether you currently live on PTT or not.
As Sprint continues to move away from its Nextel service and ultimately eliminates the system’s push-to-talk technology, a new app has begun to fill the void left by the riddance of the convenient connectivity.
Wave Connections from Twisted Pair Solutions brings the ease of talking to an individual or group with a simple tap of a key to iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile users. The service is also available on desktops via the browser-based Wave Communicator product.
Previously, push-to-talk users required a special phone and service like Nextel’s in order to use the technology. Yet, now anybody can be connected with a push of a button thanks to the Wave app. The setup is rather confusing, with a single user needing to sign up to create a “Channel,” which provides the connection between users.
Brighthand walks consumers through the steps of enabling the service, which proved troublesome a few times, especially when adding other users. But once the installation is complete, Wave Connections is simple to use and allows for instant communication between groups, with users pressing the virtual Push to Talk button on the screen.
While the time it takes for a message to be delivered varies among different networks, the app works exactly as advertised and is worth a try, especially with the free plan allowing up to five users over a single Channel.